Perl or Python?

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at
Thu Jul 2 18:27:43 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jul 01, 2009 at 05:09:52PM -0400, Marc Lanctot wrote:
> You know APT is coded in C++, right? Yum is coded in Python. If it's
> between Python and Perl, for this particular tool I'd recommend Perl. I
> could be slightly biased because I find Yum so darn slow. I don't know
> if that's because Python is slower than Perl in general, though I feel
> that might be true. 

I doubt that.  Remember poor yum has to deal with rpm's after all. :)

> By the way, what is your incentive for making yet another package
> manager (yapm?). If you have no good reason to reinvent the wheel, I
> suggest you consider using Zero Install:
> I'm still waiting to hear of a distro that uses it as its main package
> manager :)

I will stick with debian myself.  At least until someone makes something
better, but no one seems to be even trying anymore.

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